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Pocket PC - How to Remove AvantGo Channels from Mobile Favorites ?
By Raj Pillai, Copyright 2004-2005
 Version 1.24  Created 23/02/2005

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The latest AvantGo client for Pocket PC (version 5.7 build 35) available for download unlike earlier versions cannot be accessed via the Pocket Internet Explorer (PIE). It is a separate program that needs to be accessed via the Programs menu on your Pocket PC. Therefore, the "AvantGo Channel" favorite item in your Pocket Internet Explorer is redundant.  If you try to delete this favorite item in the PIE, the "Delete" button will not be highlighted. You will not be able to delete it directly.

How Do I Delete It Then?

The default Mobile Favorites you see under PIE is actually loaded from the Pocket PC registry. The rest of the Favorites that you add are stored under \Windows\Favorites directory. To access the registry, use PHM Registry Editor. The entry is stored under the following key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FavoritesEntries

To delete the "AvantGo Channels" Favorite information, browse to this location and delete the ReadOnly entry. This will enable you to delete it via the "Delete" button as seen in the first screen shot. Or else simply delete the "AvantGo Channels" highlighted in the above screen shot and perform a soft reset.

Note: The AvantGo Channel Favorite will be restored if you perform a hard reset.

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